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Uncovered my Garlic sunday

Posted by baygrower 7 maryland (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 9, 09 at 17:53

Took the straw off my garlic and had 1 inch shoots.I planted later this year, NOV.26 and i had no shoots before covering for winter.Just glad they all lived as i was advised on this forum i would be ok.


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RE: Uncovered my Garlic sunday

I planted mine November 14th and they are up as well, except I don't remove the hay mulch. I just leave it in place to prevent weeds and and they grow right through it. I turn the hay under after harvest.

TomNJ


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RE: Uncovered my Garlic sunday

baygrower, you need to remove all the mulch but leave a good 1" to suppress weeds. i put down 1-2" of salt marsh hay (or is it straw?) that i got for free and then put 5-6" of shredded leaves. it's all packed down to maybe 3-4" and i pulled off the top 1" and i'm going to leave the rest. the flakey texture of shredded leaves is so fine that the garlic easily grows thru it.

tom


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